On Tour with the German Ambassador
in the "Golden" Land of the Sheikhs
|Who hasn`t once dreamed of having perhaps an invitation to the
palace of a sheikh, or to be invited by a Multi-Multi-Millionaire and be picked up in a Rolls Royce or to be at the world-famous Dubai
World Cup Horse Race in the loggia of the ruling Royal Family with luxurious Dom Perignon Champagne and a golden spoon, to enjoy the pure
pleasue of small black caviar eggs, that melt on your tongue .
Oh well, although it is only seldom allowed to take photos (understandably for example, not when the Ruler and his subjects take their places on the floor of the big beduin tent at a finely set table): The unique impressions are saved as experience and can at least be fleetingly mentioned to our readers.
Obviously the vacationers console themselves with the thought that in about 2 years perhaps everything could be finished here. As management of the Jumeirah Beach Hotels revealed, increasing numbers of vacationers are now avoiding the (originally fine and peaceful) Ritz-Carlton, located in the previously unaffected Jumeirah Grand Hotel because of the nearby construction. To be on tour with the Ambassador couple Cappell, who during their 4 years in the Emirates were able to assemble countless contacts, is a true rarity. Everywhere - even from the generally reserved, finely distinguished Very Importand Locals - is one greeted warmheartedly and welcomed.
One feels certainly "high carat" together at a long dinner table at the Royal Meridien Hotel, where the hospitable arabic noble man Mustafa Abdul Lafit invited leaders of international concerns and diplomats. The priviledged few included, the Consul General of Kenya Prem D. Prinja and his wife, Brian Labelle, Vicepresident of Emirates Skywards (Australia), Mohammed Al Ahmed, Manager of Oilfields Supply Center LTD, Cindi Betzina Lufti, GM Sahtain-Gourmet-Food, Jane Arden, Interior Designer, Sabine & Mazen Khourdaji, Managing Director Granini/Tschibo and Jane Jaggers-Bacher (Hilton-Group).
The management of many top hotels in Dubai is solid in german hands, for instance the "Jumeirah Beach Hotel", "Emirates Tower" and now also the largest hotel-palace in the world, Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. It is not yet time to speak of the fact that the General Manager Willy R. Optekamp can take up "residence", in the truest meaning of the word, in this splendid, pure gold leaf refined palace. For that, there are still too many important details for the function of this enormous Hotel Palace Complex of 1 million squaremeters with a 1.3 km long beachfront, 10 fine restaurants and 28 special kitchens, that need to be personally dealt with as well as fullfilling the special wishes of the high-class guests and arabic Ruling Families.
Tel. 00971- 2 690 9000, Fax 00971-2 690 9999 www.emiratespalace.com
Brunei is the 191st country in the world to join into UNESCO. As we were just informed out of Brunei, the trigger for the Sultanate admission, in which Conrad Cappell is the German Ambassador: The far-reaching activities of UNESCO Attaché Lilo Cappell for CHILDREN IN NEED, a full page publication about it in the "Borneo Bulletin", as well as intensive conversation between the Ambassador`s wife and the sister of the Sultan, Her Highness Princess Masna.
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